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armoury

/ˈɑːmərɪ/
noun (pl) -mouries, -mories
1.
a secure place for the storage of weapons
2.
armour generally
3.
  1. (US) a National Guard base
  2. (US) a building in which training in the use of arms and drill takes place; drill hall
  3. (pl) (Canadian) such a building used for training and as headquarters by a reserve unit of the armed forces
4.
resources, as of arguments or objections, on which to draw: they thought they had proved him wrong, but he still had a few weapons in his armoury
5.
(US) a place where arms are made
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Historical Examples
  • Yes, it is a rare weapon, and there is none like it in the armoury.

    A Noble Queen (Volume I of 3) Philip Meadows Taylor
  • And what I overheard in the armoury--about a telegram--telling me--putting me out of my misery?

    Viviette William J. Locke
  • Shall I not tell you that a feeling which surmounted my apprehensions of discovery chained me to the armoury?

    Secresy E. (Eliza) Fenwick
  • The place is national property now, and used as a kind of armoury, my love.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • Sissly's men have arrived and are raising a racket in the armoury with hammer and saw.

    The Business of Life Robert W. Chambers
  • It's too bad, with an armoury like that, to take my one little ewe-lamb from me.'

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • Lily, with more dreadful questions, more terrible invitations to draw out of her armoury of torments?

    Doctor Cupid Rhoda Broughton
  • I might have taken it from the armoury, for I was in the library all the afternoon.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • Beyond these a second quadrangle was entered, to the right of which stood the Governor's house and an armoury.

    The Story of Paris Thomas Okey
  • It also may have once belonged to the armoury of Moldwarp Hall.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
Word Origin and History for armoury
n.

chiefly British English spelling of armory (q.v.); for suffix, see -or.

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armoury in the Bible

the place in which armour was deposited when not used (Neh. 3:19; Jer. 50:25). At first each man of the Hebrews had his own arms, because all went to war. There were no arsenals or magazines for arms till the time of David, who had a large collection of arms, which he consecrated to the Lord in his tabernacle (1 Sa,. 21:9; 2 Sam. 8:7-12; 1 Chr. 26:26, 27).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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